The Langford Lecture series was established by the Office of the Provost in 2000 as a tribute Thomas Langford, former Divinity School faculty member, Dean, and Provost. Langford embodied the highest university values of scholarship, teaching, collegiality, and the promotion of faculty excellence and community. This annual lecture/luncheon series is designed to provide Duke’s faculty with an opportunity to hear about the ongoing scholarly activities of their recently promoted or hired colleagues. The Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure, in consultation with the Provost, selects four to five recipients of this award each year. The awardees are selected based on the appeal of their research to an interdisciplinary faculty audience, as well as their embodiment of Langford’s dedication to teaching, research, and service. Read more.